Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exotic animals on the run in Muskingum County [Ohio]

Exotic animals on the run in Muskingum County [Ohio]:

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WTVN) -- A number of exotic animals, including lions, bears and cheetahs, were running loose in Muskingum County after someone opened their cages.

The owner of the wild animal preserve on Kopchak Rd, which runs along I-70, was found dead.

During a press conference Tuesday night, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz urged residents to stay indoors and recommended that some area schools cancel classes on Wednesday.

Zanesville City Schools, West Muskingum Local Schools and Maysville Local Schools had cancelled classes.

There were reportedly upwards of 50 animals at the farm.

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